Well, Kevin Myatt, our weatherman friend, was correct. The pond is surely frozen enough for ice skates. Too bad it is too cold to go and use them.
The temperature outside this morning was aproximately 5 degrees below zero. The temperature inside was aproximately 42 degrees above zero. It is a bit challenging to keep an old farmhouse warm when the temps drop below 20 degrees. I am so thankful that Thomas outgrew his fleece-lined jeans last year. They are quite cozy!
There are people who live in temperatures far more radical than our little cold snaps. They adapt and survive just fine. Guess I am happy to live right here. It won't be too long till spring is springing, frogs will be singing and all this arctic blast will be a faint memory. Til then, we will give thanks for the pile of firewood, the fireplace and woodstove. And fleece-lined jeans.